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April 1st, 2002, 06:47
Has anyone seen or heard of this happening to ps2s at first they wont read some games(blue bottom)then it stops reading any games at all this happened to my fiances little brothesr and 2 of my freinds after emailing to sony they said they werent aware of the prob and after searching the net i find tons of stuff on it even a message board dedicated to it so has anyone in here seen or heard of these problems???
I know of 3 dead ps2s all just give the same disk read error ive tryed cleaning the one with a lens cleaner to no evail ive tryed dissasembling it cleaning the laser manually adjusting the potentometers and nothing works anyone who could shed some light on this situation would be greatly appreciated
these are all scph 30001 models
April 2nd, 2002, 01:59
Yep I had the same exact problem. I had a extended warrenty and I used that. But basically if you are hearing a sound besides the spinning sound, that each abnormal sound is scratching the disk and will eventually make the disk unplayable. And even if you resurface the disk it will just happen over and over.
April 2nd, 2002, 02:14
laser units died. common problem. you need to install a new assembly.
April 2nd, 2002, 08:53
exactly the disk spins up then it goes clicl....clicl...click and it wont read anything.. yes lasers die but i payed over 1000$ for this system and games and its only 6 months old bah 90 day warranty !
all sony tells me is they can repair it for 130u.s =300 canadian not worth it to me i have lost all respect for sony over this incedint
April 3rd, 2002, 04:15
Every once in a while, my PS2 reports that a disk is not the correct PS2 format and asks me to insert a valid PS2 format disc. Is this some kind of early sign? I just eject and try again and it works after that.
April 3rd, 2002, 05:41
sometimes when i reset mine it says please insert an ps disk just like shadowflare say
April 3rd, 2002, 06:08
Hrm...I never had a single disc error reading problem before...Thats odd, since I take good care of my ps2.
April 4th, 2002, 01:43
I took great care of PS2. And raekwon thachef there is no real to fix the problem.But what did find is that having on it's side will help, bu tultimately you have to spend and hour or reserting disks to get it to read the disk. To ShADoWFLaRe85 that problem is an early sign becuase for it started when it stoped playing xenogears, then chrono trigers, dvd's, and finaly all games.
April 4th, 2002, 07:15
My ps2 makes a " cluck " sound when the cd/dvd spins , and ive noticed some scratches on several discs....... but the shop wont repair it ( got this problem since the beginning ) unless i pay $100 !
April 4th, 2002, 10:03
im tellin you faulty ps2's everywhere a guy i work with just told his aint workin anymore either sonys rotten about the whole thing too
April 4th, 2002, 10:50
it happenes to me all the time!sony nust be making faulty laser units or something!
April 6th, 2002, 00:42
Just like with the ps1 And if have this problem you are screwed.
April 6th, 2002, 07:03
thats a good excuse when they ask you why do you use emulators? don't you think so? If sony can't make a good system they really deserve to lose some money
April 9th, 2002, 05:34
They lose money with console development as it is. The real money is in the software.
April 9th, 2002, 06:44
Seriously though, I rented a PS2 a while back so I could play Silent Hill 2, and the same bloody thing happened.
April 12th, 2002, 06:25
Then you should have returned the PS2. Which as much as I hate it i would like to play xenosaga.
April 12th, 2002, 06:51
DISCOVERY>>> i have revived one of the ps2s partielly (Itll read some dvds again......) ive been opening em up since the first one i looked at but this one got fixed by adjusting the dvd potentiometers slightly(giving it more electricity) it has started reading 80% of dvd games /movies i own..... it still wont read cds and ive tryed adjusting that potentiometer but oh well dvd bady!!!!
lets just see how long it will go before the laser goes "POOF" its about 150 ohms higher than the default
i tryed this on the other 2 systems but no go
April 12th, 2002, 07:53
Delita, I was playing without a memory card, and I was almost finished the game. I didn't really want to be hassled with the blasted thing anymore.
April 12th, 2002, 08:54
Ok that makes sense.
April 12th, 2002, 22:34
take look a faq here (http://www.gamefaqs.com/console/ps2/game/26308.html) maybe it can help you
April 13th, 2002, 03:38
THat sucks. I hope it doesn't happen to mine. I've had it for half a year no and no problems so far. Mine is a European version, I don't know if it makes a difference. Well anyways no problems yet... sigh...
April 13th, 2002, 19:51
And more than likely bought one of the new versions.
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